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Mountain_Man

Jrpglover wrote:

Probably get flamed for this but. I actually think revenge of the sith is the best out of the entire series

It's at least equal to The Empire Strikes Back as far as I'm concerned. My ranking of the six original films:

#1 Revenge of the Sith/The Empire Strikes Back
#2 The Phantom Menace/A New Hope
#3 Attack of the Clones
#4 Return of the Jedi

If I was going to add the Disney films to the list, Rogue One would probably rank #3, and Solo would rank #5. The other films don't even rate.

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Mountain_Man

Ralizah wrote:

...a hack like JJ Abrams should never have been given the keys to that particular kingdom in the first place.

Hear hear!

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Ralizah

@Mountain_Man I'm just glad criticism of TFA became more commonplace after Episode 9 released and everyone hated it. The absolute hype for TFA was so strong when that film first released, and I felt like I was going nuts at the time, because I was so thoroughly underwhelmed by it.

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Jrpglover

TFA was such a massive let down everything about it was bad from fin magically becoming immune to being brainwashed since he was a child to Rae being a massive marry sue with force powers unmatched by any other
The entire TFA felt like the cast was just selected purely for social diversity

Fins story made no sense what's so ever he was taken when he was a kid brainwashed & finally let out to battle in his 20s/30s yet overcame his brain wash in 5 seconds of being on the planet this was the biggest wtf moment for me it would be understandable if he had a strong affinity to the force but he doesn't.

Rae who had no training somehow rivaled and matched kylo& Luke in powers personally I think they should have made it so that mace windu survived and had a daughter/ granddaughter and Rae should have used a double bladed lifhtsaber since she was constantly carry a staff around with her

But in my honest opinion the latest trilogy should have never have happened and they should have just made some movies during the Kotor era for some epic grandscale sith Vs jedi battles

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Mountain_Man

Jrpglover wrote:

But in my honest opinion the latest trilogy should have never have happened and they should have just made some movies during the Kotor era for some epic grandscale sith Vs jedi battles

I wish they had used George Lucas' original treatment for the sequels which he graciously offered to Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams, but Abrams arrogantly pitched it aside and tried to write his own story using his trademark "just make it up as you go" approach, which I suppose worked okay for his television series like Alias and Lost but is the completely wrong approach for a film trilogy.

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Ralizah

@Snaplocket The scenes on Endor kind of drag it down a bit, and, personally, I think the Death Star should have stayed a one-off plot device. And I think Rogue One is immune to that latter criticism because the film concerns itself WITH the plans for that first Death Star.

So, it lacks RotJ's pacing issues, and I really like the grounded and kind of oppressive tone of it. Very unique for a Star Wars film, IMO. The dark vibe of the climax is at least tempered by the viewer's knowledge of the rebellion's victory in ANH, which allows the film to be tragic without falling into full hopelessness.

I still like RotJ, of course. All of the original trilogy films are great-to-decent.

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Mountain_Man

@Ralizah Return of the Jedi is an odd one for me. It's my least favorite of the original six Star Wars films, and yet the scenes in Palpatine's throne room are among the best in the entire saga as you see Anakin's character arc come full circle. It almost feels like two different films crammed together with the silliness of Jabba's Palace and the Ewoks versus the deadly seriousness aboard the Death Star.

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Ralizah

@Mountain_Man Episodes III - VI all have really strong climaxes, honestly. It's part of why people love these movies.

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Rogue One? That movie was surprisingly good actually. It had this presentation about it that really screamed "this is a new story but a captivating one". Plus the visuals are so nice. Some of the shots in that movie are amazing, such as when broken chunks of a planet are rising up towards the Death Star. I think it's in the better part of the Star Wars films; better than I, II and IX.

@Mountain_Man I thought the series went in an interesting direction after VIII but IX really ruined it for me. It was like two children fighting over toys, except at the end poor little JJ just threw all the toys away instead of coming to a peaceful compromise.

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I thought Rogue One was basically Star Wars does The Dirty Dozen.

Still, I guess that's a better premise than any of the other Disney movies had.

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kkslider5552000

Star Wars movies are boring lol.

I gotta be honest, trying to slowly watch the original trilogy finally (movies too spoiled for me to especially care about, is what I found out), failing to watch TFA all the way through, between two years of TLJ internet drama made the utter failing of ROS glorious. Disney failing is objectively good (much as I like animated films and...parts of the MCU), and watching all this drama lead to a meaningless trash movie was a delight.

I kinda liked the Prequel movies growing up, but my movie taste growing up was awful so that means nothing. I mostly just like Star Wars aesthetically, and it did lead to quality games. Honestly, mostly the same with James Bond (right down to my main exposure to the movies being bad ones from 20 years ago), I just like the quality games to come from it, and its a good IP for games.

I assumed I didn't get into KOTOR back in the day partially because it had a slow start, like RPGs often do. But maybe I just don't care about Star Wars stories in general for whatever reason.

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Mountain_Man

So... as far as the game goes, I had forgotten how uneven the difficulty was. Seems like you'll mop the floor with one group of enemies, and then a short while later get your backside handed to you by another group. It really doesn't help that the enemy AI seems much better at fighting than your companions who cheerfully run into the middle of a mob and get themselves surrounded. Is there a way to order your squad to focus on the enemy you're attacking?

At least you can save right at the start of combat so you can easily reload for another try.

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E_Gadds_Garage

@Mountain_Man When the game auto pauses from an enemy sighting, I usually cycle through each party member and focus their attack on the same enemy. Most of the time if you get them off to that start, they will follow you through the rest of the enemies themselves.

Of course if you want, you can pause at any time mid combat and line up specific attacks on specific enemies. Even though this could get tedious, I actually find myself enjoying that approach as it gives you full control of the action.

Also, I think there is a setting called "Scripts". If I remember correctly it can be found on the character alignment page. You can "sort of" adjust their behavior settings to have companions use primarily default, Jedi, or grenade attacks. I never messed around with those too much though... But It's easy to miss that setting, so I thought I'd mention it!

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Mountain_Man

@E_Gadds_Garage Yes, I'm aware you can pause and micromanage your squad. As I recall, I had to do the exact same thing when I first played on PC many years ago (and later with Dragon Age: Origins). But I would really like an "Everybody attack this dude!" button.

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Update is live!

  • The size of the combat message box has been reduced.
  • Addressed a crash that occurred when opening a lockbox on Taris in Spanish.
  • Addressed an issue where incorrect button icons would appear in some tutorial prompts.
  • Addressed an issue where certain NPC voice lines were absent in gameplay
  • Addressed an issue where the lightsaber icons for the Heart of the Guardian and the Mantle of the Force crystals didn’t match the blade colors.
  • Addressed an issue where the colors for the full alignment icons are swapped.
  • Japanese localizations have been added
  • A number of cheats have been added to the game (these can be accessed by clicking in the left joystick three times).

Source: Official support page

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